Unit 3 – Supporting Children
Data Protection Act 1998
Health and safety act 1974
Children act 1989
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (The DDA)
Children Act 2004 every child matters
E2: Data Protection Act 1998 covers all information in setting to be confidential that is given by the parents of the children. This act protects children from being revealed about in front of anyone. Anyone who comes to this profession has to sign that they will not breach and if they do they will be face consequences. This act covers all information to be kept confidential which is - Name
- Date of birth
- Family detail
- Medical history/condition
- Phone number
- Or anything about the child which is to stay confidential
This act influences the practitioners to have knowledge of what information has to be kept confidential and how it should be stored to prevent breach.
Health and safety act covers that all children should be safe but before them you should also look out for your safety. As a practitioner you should make sure that you follow policies and procedures and also the legislation in how to keep yourself and children safe and also you should be up to date with the legislations because they do get up dated and you need to know the new safety procedures that are set.
The Act explains that settings work together in the best interests of the child and that they form a good relationship with parents to gain their trust, as if you don’t have a good relationship with the parents then the parent won’t really feel confident in talking to you regarding the child. It requires settings to have appropriate adult: child ratios (meaning each adult having a certain amount of children) and policies and procedures on child protection.
Children act covers all children’s rights. You need to promote child's welfare and safety. Also what are the parents and practitioner’s role is in children’s development. The most important aspect that children’s act covers are that, all children should be provided with food, water, shelter and education. All needs of the children should be met. The Act explains that settings work together in the best interests of the child and that they form a good relationship with parents /carers. It requires settings to have appropriate adult: child ratios (meaning each adult having a certain amount of children) and policies and procedures on child protection.
The other children’s act 2004 is updated in order to improve the care given to the children to a high standard. Also the new update bought the new outcomes for the children which are five key outcomes - Being healthy
- Staying safe
- Enjoying and achieving
- Making a positive contribution
- Achieving economic well being
Disability discrimination act covers that any child with disability should be treated with respect and given equal opportunities as other children according to their needs. The environment should be accessible for disable children and where ever they go they should have access to the building without any difficulty. Children should be protected from discrimination.
E3: as practitioners join this profession in any setting they have to sign the policy and procedure paper in order to start because this shows that they will follow the settings guidelines and proceed. Every setting has a policy stating that all children have to be protected by any form of abuse. Abuse can happen in any way but the main four are • Physical abuse
• Emotional abuse
• Sexual abuse
Every practitioner needs to make sure that they are meeting the children’s needs and providing them the right to access to anything that is for them to use regarding their colour, race, culture or religion. If there is anything that is a hazard that can be turn into risk for the children and themselves then they need to inform the head...
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